Graduation@Acadome due to Possibility of Bad Weather

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ASU Commencement Ceremonies Moved to Dunn-Oliver Acadome Due to Weather

By Lois G. Russell/ASU
     Kenneth Mullinax/ASU contributed to this story.

Due to the forecast of inclement weather on Friday, May 6, Alabama State University’s Spring Commencement Ceremony has been moved to the University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome from the ASU Stadium.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we will move the Spring 2022 Commencement Convocation to the Acadome,” said Dr. Carl S. Pettis, ASU’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. 
“Because of COVID-19, we began holding graduation ceremonies in The ASU Stadium in the Fall of 2020. The new venue for the ceremonies was so well received, that we made the decision to continue this practice. Transitioning to the Acadome has always been our contingency plan for weather considerations. Our Commencement Committee is in the process of making the shift and notifying students. We will make the transition as seamless as possible for our graduates and their families.”
Pettis said that Commencement will be held in two ceremonies and will remain a ticketed event. Graduates have already received their allotment of 10 tickets each.

The ASU Commencement ceremonies will be live streamed on the University’s YouTube channel. 
The schedule for each of the two graduation sessions held on May 6 is below: 
The 8:45 a.m. Ceremony on May 6

Golden Class of 1972
The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)
College Education (COE)
College of Visual and Performing and Arts (CVPA)
University College (UC) 

The 1:45 p.m. Ceremony on May 6

The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
College Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (C-STEM)
Percy J. Vaughn, Jr. College of Business Administration (COBA)
College of Health Sciences (COHS) 

For more information:
View it live online
News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.